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C. da Silva

C. Da Silva (Vinhos) SA

Founded 1862
Owner La Martiniquaise
Vintage Port Brands Dalva, Presidential, C da Silva, Players, Don Pablo, Quinta dos Avidagos
Web-site www.cdasilva.pt

This company was founded in 1862 under the name Correa Ribeiro e Filhos. The actual name of C. da Silva exists already since several decades, although their premises, as well as the trade with wines, are dated back the middle of the last century. It was founded by Clemente da Silva as a familiar Company and prior to 1980 it was family owned. He received the company through marriage. It sources grapes from over seven hundred growers.

They created the brand DALVA, whose origin lies in the founder´s surname DA SILVA, i.e. Dalva.

The Company has been family owned till 1980, but after Clemente da Silva´s death, the family has decided to sell the Company, that has been bought by the spanish group Nueva Rumasa. In 2007 it has been bought again by Gran Cruz Porto, making part of La Martiniquaise.

C. da Silva Vintages:1905, 1926, 1968, 1970, 1982, 1991
Presidential Vintages:1926, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2011
Dalva Vintages:1941, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Players Vintages:1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004
Don Pablo Vintages:1982, 1987, 1991, 1994

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseC. da SilvaVintage1968
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetAlcoholic and not quite clean on the nose, but better after some time.Score range14.50 - 15.40
TasteMedium bodied. Mature. A bit thin and old. Rather elegant finish.Average score14.95
Last tasted21st December 2008Point this date14.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseC. da SilvaVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Volatile acidity in flavour but drinkable and charming at this age. Obvious old. Pharmacy in flavour. Quinta drinkable.Average score
Last tasted15th December 2011Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was not perfect at all but quite drinkable.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseC. da SilvaVintage1982
ColourMature and tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, crème caramel, ginger and toffee in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteQuite thin bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Quite sweet with a rather elegant finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseC. da SilvaVintage1991
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlueberry, blackberry and fruit in the nose.
TasteRather full bodied. Immature and tannic. Hard to swallow. Promising and a long finish.
Last tasted20th September 1993Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseVery old Tawny Port
C. da Silva
Colheita1908
ColourTawny in colour with a lime green rim. Quite cloudy and not so nice to look at.Number of tastings
BouquetWonderful colheita nose of toasted sugar, burned candy and pharmacy.Bottled1962
TasteMedium body. Some acidity but mature and elegant. Very tasty and complex with a wonderful and attractive finish.Score range17.00 - 17.00
Last tasted21st July 2006Point this date17.00
CommentIn a Wine friend’s home.
TastersSAI
HouseC. da SilvaColheita1944
ColourRich tawny in colour.Number of tastings
BouquetColheita bouquet of burned almond and burned candy.Bottled1962
TasteMedium body. Mature and quite tasty but with acidity and maybe not quite balanced. Lovely and quite attractive finish.Score range15.25 - 15.25
Last tasted21st January 2006Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseThe Old Corner’s shop
C. da Silva
Colheita1944
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings
BouquetWonderful mature bouquet of pharmacy, candy and crème caramel.Bottled1971
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Crème caramel in taste. Balanced and complex with a long and nearly never ending finish. Wonderful port.Score range17.50 - 17.50
Last tasted21st January 2006Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB
HouseC. da SilvaColheita1948
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings
BouquetEther, hospital and pharmacy in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and elegant. Very tasty and complex with a wonderful and attractive finish with some acidity.Score range16.25 - 16.25
Last tasted8th January 2009Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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